A good movie that could be better.
Chen Liu Guang | USA | 04/28/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Peace Hotel was Chow Yun-Fat's last HK movie. It was fun to watch, but at times the movie seemed to lose its focus on the plot. But with an actor of Chow's caliber, the movie still works. The ending is incredible...Chow shows the viewer what a real man is...watch it and see what I mean."
Great Hong Kong art film with some awesome actions scenes.
Chen Liu Guang | 08/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Chow Yun-Fat's last movie from Hong Kong before coming to the U.S. One of my all time favorites. Not really compairable to over-the-top HK actioners. More of a romantic-action film with a different style of action than directors such as Ringo Lam or John Woo. I recommend it for any lover of good films not just Hong Kong fans."
Chow yun Fat's best film since "Full Contact"
Brendan Klein | philadelphia | 07/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After Full contact, chow yun fat made a few mistakes, or so i've heard. God of gamblers return (which I haven't seen), and treasure hunt(critically hated, i personally enjoyed). Apparently, Yun-fat was so eager to have another hit, he wrote the story himself, and a great one it is. A sweeping Hong Kong "Eastern Western", I found the cinematography breathtaking, and the montage where chow yun fat and cecelia yip fall in love particularly touching. My only problem in the film was that it tried to be too much of an epic in an hour and a half, it was probaby rushed. The finale stands up there with A Better tomorrow 1,2, and the killer as one of chow's final moments of blazing glory."
Chow Yun-Fat's last starring role in Hong Kong before coming
morgoth | omaha, NE | 12/25/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I would only consider this average because of Chow Yun-Fat, but in every area it is actually below average. The story starts out unclear but it all comes together by the end of the movie. Chow runs the Peace Hotel and has so ever since he had a very bad day which they will show shots of at the start. Cecilia Yip shows up saying she is Chow's mistress but she is really on the run from some bad men. There has always been an agreement that when someone flees to the Peace Hotel, the pursuers must give up their chase and turn back until that person leaves. When this woman shows up it looks like the bad guys with their fierce leader are going to storm into the hotel and take the girl regardless of the agreement that has been made. The movie is funny at times, has a couple of good action sequences, but ultimately falls short of being a good movie. Chow steals the show from everyone and I was expecting a much bigger impact from the end which fell way short of my expectations. Great music also and some AMAZING cinematography but an average movie needed at least a decent ending.
The version from Mei Eh has ok picture quality and pretty good subtitles. This movie won a Hong Kong film award for the best original film song. Personally I didn't think it was that great but it has subtitles which you may know is a rare thing for songs in Chinese movies."